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The Doctor Game

Gifford-Jones: Potassium is like sex and money

Can you have too much of anything these days? Surely, by now, you know that you can get too much sugar, too much salt and too many calories, to name a few things. But you can also get into trouble by getting too little of some nutrients.

Gifford-Jones: Will a drink a day keep the doctor away?

We’ve been told for years that a nutritious apple a day helps to keep the doctor away.

Gifford-Jones: Do not take liberties with the Gods

What could solve many of the world’s problems this holiday season? There’s no more sage advice than the words, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Gifford-Jones: Just say 'NO' or just say 'Yes'

Nancy Reagan, wife of Ronald Reagan, former President of the United States, sent a direct, simple message to those who were tempted to take illegal drugs. Her advice was “Just say ‘NO’”.

Gifford-Jones: How to reverse pre-disease

Samuel Johnson once remarked, “Nothing sharpens the wit so much as the knowledge you’re going to be hanged in the morning.

Gifford Jones: Heart failure = 2.1 to 5 years of life

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves”. Shakespeare wrote this over 400 years ago. The immortal bard could easily be referring to the epidemic of congestive heart failure (CHF) in this country.

Gifford Jones: What no one tells you about mammography

It’s been said that, “All would be well if there were no buts”. Unfortunately, for women there have always been several crucial “buts” about the benefits of mammography.

Gifford Jones: Minor surgery that ends in disaster

There is one fundamental rule in surgery, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

Gifford-Jones: Protein: What don't you know?

Fads in clothing come and go. Women’s skirts go up and then get longer. Men’s pants get wide and then narrower. Fads also occur in medicine. In the 1980’s it was “low fat” for packaged foods and weight loss diets.

Gifford Jones: Does Justin Trudeau wear short or long pants?

Congratulations to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister Elect of Canada. He’s young, handsome, carries a famous name, demonstrated he has an ear for what the public is clamoring for, and now has the most vital weapon of all, power.